Has anybody suffered weight loss whilst having prolonged AF attacks? I'll give you my scenario and would welcome any comments
My AF started just short of two years ago I was placed on Amiodarone for about 16 months and my AF was under control, I was aware of the risks being on this drug and requested I be tried on something else. On 1st April I was placed on Flecainide and to cut a long story short it didn't work.
I was having weekly attacks for two months. In this time I tried to identify triggers, something I hadn't had to do before as my AF was under control. I concentrated on my diet and ate foods associated with a healthy heart. I began to lose a little weight which was welcome, but I didn't really have to lose any. I have, for years been around the 15 and half stone mark. My weight tends to shift a little on a morning and evening, but usually stays the same. I'm very active and all my pastimes include some kind of physical activity.
What worries me is over the past 4 weeks I have lost 15 pounds in weight. Last week my Cardiologist recommended I come off the Flecainide and go back on Amiodarone until I see him on 2nd September.
As expected I had an attack on Tuesday (Still hasn't subsided as the Amiodarone hasn't started to work yet), so decided I was going to eat what I wanted, after all I couldn't trigger an episode, as I'm already having one. Eating what I want and not being able to exercise I thought a little weight would come back, but it hasn't, in fact it's still shedding